Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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And, as she drove the Hub Panda South, towards the vicinity of Hillend Farm, Trainee WPC Gertie Mountcastle had her own internal narrative: she wondered if she would ever have the charisma of her Mentor, the enthralling WPC Isa Urquhart, who seemed to function as an intrapreneur within the Division, not by virtue of her rank, but rather of her indisputable gifts and talents (“don't hide your Talents under a Bushel,” Gertie's old Grannie used to say, but she wanted to ask “whit Talents. Grannie? When thon things wiz haundit oot by the Guid Lordie, he left me penurious, oh, ah kin sing in the Gaelic and tie Feeshermaun's Knots as Auld Papa Mountcastle tocht me when ah wiz wee, but ma thinkin is trite, ma writtin lacks a certain je ne sais quois'adoxography, ma demeanour too timid and ruly, if no doonricht bathetic an ah look aboot 12,” to which her Grannie would have given her a withering look, sniff and replied: “I don't know where you pick up such Gallus Langwidge, Gertrude Mountcastle, maybe you have School Chums from Corstorphine, but you won't hear such common dialect in Morningside, colourful though it may at first appear to an impressionable child!” – I saw the photo one of the DCs took of DI Brevity trying to show me how to work the computer and I played along until he was just so, so wrong that I had to explain it all to him instead and he looks like a Grandfather and I look like a First Year, it is too, too embarrassing) which is, of course, why, with such a stellar record of achievement in every branch of Modern Policing, the empyreal WPC Isa Urquhart has been inducted into the Police Scotland Hall of Fame and got her picture in The Edinburgh and Leith Police Gazette, The Daily Record and The Sunday Post, to boot! and Gertie glanced to her left and admired for a brief moment the indefinably stirring profile of her Mentor, the justly Proud and Imperial WPC Isa Urquhart!!! (and Teri gave a little prayer of thanks to the Microsoft Engineers who came up with 'Copy and Paste' and 'Drag and Drop' without which life would be so utterly tedious, poured another measure of Highland Park into each Coffee mug, added boiling water and stirred the concoction before floating a swirl of double cream on top, murmuring, “tonight I am free as a bird,” to which Nikki responded: “Amen to that”).

(by MissTeriWoman)


Opening one eye, and sensing morning, Teri groaned, having failed to send her copy in last night - for despite all of her brilliant adoxography, the pain had been severe and demanded prescribed sedation on top of her nightly 'fortified' coffee and, as a result, she slept the whole night through until a stabbing sensation in the vicinity of her left knee drove dreamy vestiges from her head and told her that, costs be damned, she would not allow penury to control her life, for now was the time for this particular literati to sink down into a steaming, hot, fragrant and bubbly bathos!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, November 20, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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